Juan Uriagereka

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Last updated January 2006

 

 

 

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·        Professional Interests

 

·        Academic Service

 

·        Advisees

 

Summary of Outreach Activities

 

·        Education

 

·        Professional Activities

 

·        Publications

 

 

·        Teaching Experience

 

·        Grants and Awards

 

·        Talks / Conference Presentations

 

 

 

 

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Professional Interests

 

Theoretical Syntax, Comparative Grammar, Romance Linguistics, Linguistic Evolution, Logical Form, Syntax/Cognition Interface, Poetics, Language and Culture.

 

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Education

 

2004

Konstanz University, Germany. Visiting Professor (sabbatical).

1996

Wolfson College, Oxford University. Visiting Scholar (sabbatical).

1984-88

University of Connecticut. PhD in Linguistics. Dissertation Title: On Government (Howard Lasnik, director), distributed by MITWPL.

1986

LSA Institute, City University of New York. Graduate Student, Summer.

1983-84

University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Hispanic Languages and Linguistics Dept.

1978-83

University of Deusto. Licenciatura in Anglo-Germanic Philology.

 

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Teaching Experience

 

2000-pres

Professor, Linguistics, UMD at College Park, US.

2002 -05  

Visiting Chair (Summers), Basque Philology, University of the Basque Country.

2004-05   

Visiting Prof., Konstanz University, Germany.

2005        

Visiting Prof., Leiden University, Netherlands.

1994-99   

Associate Prof., Linguistics, UMD at College Park, US.

1999

Visiting Prof., LSA International Summer School at Urbana-Champaign Illinois, US.

1999

Visiting Prof., Tsukuba University, Japan.

1997-99   

Visiting Prof., European Summer Courses, U. of the Basque Country, Europe.

1997

Visiting Prof., U. Nacional del Comahue, General Roca, Argentina.

1997

Visiting Prof., Universidade Católica de Portoalegre, Brazil.

1995-97   

Visiting Prof., Instituto Ortega y Gasset, Madrid, Europe.

1995

Visiting Prof., Universidade Federal do Río de Janeiro, Brazil.

1989-94   

Assistant Prof., Linguistics, UMD at College Park, US.

1991-94   

Adjunct Prof., Linguistics, Georgetown U., US.

1992

Visiting Prof., GLOW International School in Linguistics, Girona, Europe.

1988-89   

Visiting Assistant Prof., Linguistics, UMass at Amherst, US.

1985-87   

Teaching Assistant, Linguistics, University of Connecticut, US.

 

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Courses Taught

 

All levels of Syntax (including Honors). Romance Linguistics. Language & Mind. Grammar & Meaning.

Seminars: Biolinguistics, Issues on Minimalism, Dynamic Syntax, Distributed Interfaces, Minimalist Extensions, Integrals, Phrase Structure, Extraction, Agreement, (In)definiteness & (Un)specificity, Poetics, etc.

 

 

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Academic Service

 

2006

Search Committee for MITH Director, Arts & Humanities, chair.

2006

Orientation for new Assistant Professors, Arts & Humanities.

2006

Internal Review Committee for Linguistics, Arts & Humanities.

2005

Orientation for new Assistant Professors, Arts & Humanities.

2005

Linguistics Department Chair Evaluation Committee, Arts & Humanities.

2005

Promotion Committee to Full Professorship for Professor D. Poeppel, chair.

2003-04

Academic Planning and Curriculum Committee, Arts & Humanities.

1999-2003

Director of the Graduate Program, Linguistics Department.

2002

Tenure Committee for Professor C. Phillips.

2001-02

Chair of the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Arts & Humanities.

2001-02

Committee on Alternative Recruitment Methods, Graduate School.

2000-02

Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Arts & Humanities.

2000

Philosophy Department Chair Search Committee, Arts & Humanities.

1998-00, 2003-04

Academic Planning and Curriculum Committee, Arts & Humanities.

1998

Committee on New Technologies, Arts & Humanities.

1998

Linguistics Department Chair Evaluation Committee, Arts & Humanities.

1998

Search Committee, Neuroscience & Cognitive Science Assistant Professor position.

1995/1998

Collegiate Council, Arts & Humanities.

1997

Internal Review Committee for Linguistics, Arts & Humanities.

1997

Search Committee, Linguistics and Philosophy Associate Professor position.

1993-94

Director of the Undergraduate Program, Linguistics Dept.

1993-94

Faculty Advisory Committee, Linguistics Dept.

1990-93

Campus Senate, University of Maryland.

1990-93

Collegiate Council, Arts & Humanities.

1990

Drafter of Department Plan of Organization.

1991

Committee on Teaching Evaluation, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education.

1990-91

Faculty Advisory Committee, Linguistics Dept.

1986-87

Ex-officio member of the Executive Committee of the LSA (Bloch fellow).             

 

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Professional Activities

 

Reviews / Evaluation:

o                   Journals: Language, LA, LI, NLLT, Syntax, Lingua, JL, JSL, LA, Probus, etc. 

o                   Conferences: GLOW, NELS, WCCFL, WECOL, LSRL, HLS, TLR, CGG, Evolang, etc.

o                   Publishers: MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, Blackwell, etc.

o                   Foundations: NSF, ESF, CSF, Rockefeller, etc.

o                   Evaluator for research position candidates, ICREA (senior and junior).   

o                   External Evaluator for promotion/tenure cases at: Arizona (two departments), Connecticut (two cases), Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio State, NYU, Purdue.

 

Boards:

o                   Scientific Panels: Jakiunde, Basque Academy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities; ICREA, Spain.  

o                   Scientific Boards: Center for Complex Dynamic Systems, Potsdam.

o                   Editorial Boards: Biolinguistics, Syntax, Probus, Linguistic Variation Yearbook Project, LICOM (Studies in Theoretical Linguistics, Munich), ReVEL (Virtual Journal of Language Studies, Brazil), Signos Lingüísticos (UAM, Mexico City), International Journal of Basque Linguistics andPhilology (Spain), The Knowledge-Language series (Spain). 

o                   Scientific Advisor: Asymmetry (UQAM, Montreal, Canada), Die Syntax nichtkanonischer Komplementation (ASG, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and Humboldt Universtat Berlin).

 

Other professional activities:

o                   Co-organizer, with M. Piattelli-Palmarini and P. Salaburu of the 2006 Course Of Minds and Language: A Conversation with Noam Chomsky. 2006. 25th Anniversary of the European Summer Courses of Basque Country.

o                   Co-organizer, with N. Hornstein, of the 2002 Minimalist Mayfest; University of Maryland.

o                   Co-director of 1998 Linguistics Course What is the Meaning of a Word? Invited professors: J. Fodor, J. Higginbotham, E. Lepore; U. of the Basque Country European Summer School.

o                   Co-organizer of the 1998 Mayfest Minority Languages in the 21st Century; University of Maryland.

o                   Co-director of the 1997 Linguistics Course Natural Language Processing. Invited professors: S. Crain,  B. Dorr, R. C. Berwick, A. Weinberg; U. of the Basque Country European Summer School.

o                   Co-organizer of the 1993 Mayfest Minimalist Presentations; University of Maryland.

o                   Co-organizer of the 1992 Mayfest Minimalist Readings; University of Maryland.

 

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Grants and Awards

 

2007-2010

Co-PI with N. Hornstein and H. Lasnik of ‘Islands and Linearization’, NSF grant.

2007- 2010

Researcher for Biolinguistica: Fundamento Genético, Desarrollo y Evolución del Lenguaje, FEDER grant HUM2007-60427/FILO, Universidad de Oviedo.

2004

Project ‘The Chomsky Hierarchy and the Transition to the Upper Paleolithic,’ funded by the Graduate School, UMD.

2004

Distinguished Graduate Director, University of Maryland at College Park.

2003

Project ‘The Immune Syntax,’ funded by the Center for Comparative Neuroscience, UMD.

2002

GRB Summer Research Grant, UMD. Topic: ‘The Evolution of Transformational Syntax.’

2001

National Euskadi Prize for Research in Social Sciences, Basque Government.

2000

José María de Pereda Prize, for La Comandita, co-authored with Javier Díez.

1999-02

Co-PI with N. Hornstein of ‘Minimalism, Modularity and Derivations’ NSF grant BCS‑9817569.

1999-00

Co-PI, with J. Reggia and G. Wilkinson of ‘Computational Exploration of the Origins and of Language,’ project funded by the Center for Comparative Neuroscience, UMD.

1998-99

Co-PI, with D. Poeppel of ‘Neurophysiology of Vocabulary Types,’ project funded by the Center for Comparative Neuroscience, UMD.

1998

Best New Professional Book in Language and Linguistics Award from the American Association of Publishers, for Rhyme and Reason.

1997

GRB Summer Research Grant, UMD. Topic: ‘Minimalist Extensions.’

1996-99

Co-PI with N. Hornstein of ‘Minimalism and Logical Form,’ NSF grant SBR 9601559.

1995

GRB Summer Research Grant, UMD. Topic: ‘Context Specifications in a Theory of Grammar’

1994

UMD Certificate of Teaching Excellence.

1993

UMD Certificate of Teaching Excellence.

1990

Dissertation nominated as the University of Connecticut candidate for the 1990 Council of Graduate Schools Distinguished Dissertation Award, Social Sciences.

1987

University of Connecticut Dissertation Fellowship

1986-87

Bloch Fellow, Linguistic Society of America.

1985-88

Research Training Grant, Department of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque Government, Europe.

1984-85

Research Training Grant, Caja de Ahorros Vizcaína, Europe.

1983

Matrícula de Honor (magna cum laude) in the State Exam for licenciatura, University of Deusto, Europe.

 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

 

Forthcoming

Of Minds and Language, with M. Piattelli-Palmarini and P. Salaburu (co-eds.).

 

Forthcoming

Syntactic Anchors (On Semantic Structuring) (Cambridge).

2005

A Course in Minimalist Syntax, with H. Lasnik, Blackwell. 312 pp.

2002

Derivations, Routledge ‘Leading Linguists’ series, 361 pp. (Reviewed in Linguistische Berichte).

2001

La Comandita, with J. Díez, Pre-Textos, 161 pp. Premio de Novela Corta José María de Pereda, Spain.

2000

Step by Step: Minimalist Papers in Honor of Howard Lasnik, co-edited with R. Martin and D. Michaels, MIT Press, 381 pp. (Reviewed in The Linguist List (2001) and The Journal of Linguistics (2002)).

1998

Rhyme and Reason (with a foreword by M. Piattelli-Palmarini), MIT Press, 720 pp. 1998 American Association of Publishers Award for Best New Professional Book on Language and Literature (Reviewed in Language (2002), Journal of Linguistics (1998), twice in The Linguist’s List; translated into Spanish as Pies y Cabeza, Visor (2005)).

1988

A Course in GB Syntax, with H. Lasnik, MIT Press, 192 pp. (Reviewed in Language (1991), Linguistics (1989) Lingua (1988), translated into Basque and Korean) 

 

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Articles

 

2006

‘The Dynamics of Islands’, with H. Lasnik and N. Hornstein, to appear in K. Grohmann (ed.), Dynamic Interfaces, special issue of Linguistic Analysis.

2006

‘On the Metaphysics of Linguistics’, with W. Hinzen, in W. Hinzen (ed.) Prospects for Dualism, special issue of Erkenntnis.

2006

‘Some Concepts and Questions Concerning the I System,’ Anuario del Seminario Julio de Urquijo. International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philology

2005

The Evolution of the Narrow Faculty of Language: The skeptical view and a Reasonable Conjecture,’ with M. Piattelli-Palmarini, in D. Delfitto, G. Graffi and S. Scalise (eds.), Lingue e Linguaggio, special issue on Language Evolution.  

2003

‘Language and Complexity: A tutorial’, special theme issue of the International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos on ‘Cognition and Complex Brain Dynamics’, with D. Saddy.

2002

‘Progress in the Simulation of Emergent Communication and Language,’ Mind and Language, with K. Wagner, J. Reggia and G. Wilkinson.

2002

‘Cutting Derivational Options,’ Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.

2001

‘Conditions enabling the emergence of inter-agent signaling in an artificial world,’. Artificial Life, with J. Reggia, R. Schulz, and G. Wilkinson.

2001

‘On the Emptiness of Design Polemics,’ Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.

2000

‘Warps: Some Thoughts on Categorization,’ Theoretical Linguistics.

2000

‘Cyclicity and Extraction Domains,’ with J. Nunes, Syntax.

1999

‘Government Restrictions and Basque Movements,’ Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.

1996

‘Indefinite Se’, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, with E. Raposo.

1994

‘Aspects of Clitic Placement in Western Romance,’ Linguistic Inquiry.

1990

‘Long Distance Case Assignment’, with E. Raposo, Linguistic Inquiry.

 

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Invited Contributions

 

Forthcoming

‘Structure,’ to appear in M. Stockhof (ed.), Handbook of Philosophy in Linguistics, Oxford.

Forthcoming

On the Metaphysics of Linguistics’, with W. Hinzen, in W. Hinzen (ed.) Prospects for Dualism, Amsterdam.

Forthcoming

‘Knots, Finches and other Biolinguistic Prospects,’ with M. Piattelli-Palmarini, to

appear in A-M. DiSciullo, Biolinguistic Investigations on Language, Oxford.

2007

‘Minimalism,’ with C. Boeckx, in G. Ramchand (ed.), Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces, Oxford.

2007

‘Towards a Syntax of Proto-Basque,’ in J. Lakarra (ed.) Homage to Larry Trask, University of the Basque Country. 

2006

‘The Future of Linguistics in this Milennium’, in Homage to Andolin Eguzkitza, University of the Basque Country.

2006

‘Complete and Partial Infl,’ in C. Boeckx (ed.), Agreement Systems, John Benjamins.

2006

‘The Gordian Knot of Linguistic Fossils,’ with M. Camps, to appear in J. Martin and

J. Rosselló (eds.), The Biolinguistic Turn, University of Barcelona.

2005

Clitic Placement in Western Iberian: A Minimalist View,’ with E. Raposo, in G. Cinque and R. Kayne (eds.), Handbook of Comparative Syntax, Oxford.

2004

‘The Immune Syntax: The Evolution of the Language Virus,’ with M. Piattelli-Palmarini, in L. Jenkins (ed.), Variation and Universals in Biolinguistics, Elsevier.

2003

‘Evidentiality Contexts,’ in J. Gueron and L. Tasmowsky (eds.), Time and Point of View, Universite de Paris X.

2003

‘Infinitival Complements in Basque,’ with I. San Martin, in J. Lakarra and X. Artiagoitia (eds.), Homage to Rudolf De Rijk, University of the Basque Country.

2002

‘Reprojections,’ in S. Epstein and D. Seely (eds.), Derivation and Explanation in the Minimalist Program, Blackwell.

2001

‘Some Thoughts on Economy within Linguistics,’ in C. Galves, J.  Nunes and Eduardo Raposo (eds.), Papers in Honor of Mary Kato, Unicamp, Brazil.

2001

‘Doubling and Possession,’ in B. Gerlach and J. Grijzenhout (eds.), Clitics in Phonology, Morphology and Syntax, John Benjamins, Amsterdam.

1999

‘A Review of The Minimalist Program’, Lingua.

1999

‘Multiple Spell-out,’ in Samuel D. Epstein and N. Hornstein (eds.), Working Minimalism, MIT Press.

1999

‘Some Foundations of The Minimalist Program,’ with R. Martin, introduction to Step by Step: Minimalist Papers in Honor of Howard Lasnik, R. Martin, D. Michaels, and J. Uriagereka (eds.), MIT Press.

1999

‘Commentary on The Typology of Structural Deficiency,’ in H. van Riemsdijk (ed.),  Clitics in the Languages of Europe, Mouton de Gruyter.

1998

‘A Note on Rigidity,’ in A. Alexiadou and C. Wilder (eds.) Possessors, Predicates and Movement in the Determiner Phrase, John Benjamins.

1998

‘A Review of Phrase-structure and The Lexicon,’ Journal of Linguistics.

1998

‘Some Reflections about Ontology from the Kayne/Szabolcsi syntax,’ in A. Schwegler, B. Trenier and M. Uribe-Etxebarria (eds.), Current Issues in Romance Syntax, John Benjamins.

1997

‘Los senderos que se bifurcan. Sobre la explicación lingüística y biológica,’ in V. Rubén (ed.) Cadernos de Historia e Filosofía da Ciencia, serie 3, Centro de Lógica, Epistemología, e Historia da Ciencia da Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sao Paulo.

1996

‘Formal and Substantive Elegance in The Minimalist System,’ M. Bierwisch, H.M. Gartner and. C. Wilder (ed.), The Role of Economy in Grammar, Akademie Verlag, pp. 169-204.

1995

‘Determiner Clitic Placement,’ in R. Freidin (ed.)., Current Issues In Comparative Grammar, Kluwer.

1995

‘A Brief Response,’ in R. Freidin (ed.), Current Issues In Comparative Grammar, Kluwer.

1995

‘Two Types of Small Clauses,’ with E. Raposo, in A. Cardinaletti and M. T. Guasti (eds.), Small Clauses, Academic Press, pp. 179-206.

1995

‘An F Position in Western Romance,’ in K. Kiss (ed.), Discourse Configurational Languages, Oxford.

1995

‘Hacia un Tratamiento General de las Relaciones de Parte-Todo,’ in V. Demonte (ed.),  Estudios de La Lengua Española, Nueva Revista de Filología Española, pp. 267-299.

1994

‘Comments to the paper by Koopmans,’ in N. Hornstein & D. Lightfoot (eds.), Verb Movement, Cambridge, pp. 297-304.

1993

The Syntax of Movement in Basque,’ in J. Lakarra & J. Ortiz de Urbina (eds.), Syntactic Theory and Basque Syntax, Supplements of the Anuario del Seminario Julio de Urquijo. International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philology, XXVII, pp. 417-445.

1991

‘A Note on Determiners, Obviation, and Opacity,’ in J. Lakarra (ed.), Memoriae L. Mitxelena Magistri Sacrum, Pars Altera, University of the Basque Country, pp. 947-958

 

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Conference Proceedings

 

Forthcoming

‘Of Mice and Chimps (and Finches too),’ to appear in the Faculty of Literature and

Human Sciences Journal, University of Tehran.

2006

‘Sub-extraction from Subjects’, with A. Gallego, in Proceedings of WCCFL 25.

2006

‘Conditions on Sub-extraction’, with A. Gallego, in Proceedings of the Coloquio de Gramática Generativa 16.

2002

‘Pure Adjuncts,’ in Actas del 11 Congreso de Gramática Generativa, Universidad de Zaragoza.

2000

‘Irreversible Language Change,’ in Actas da Associaçâo Portuguesa de Linguística, Faro, Portugal.

1995

‘Integral Predications,’ with N. Hornstein and S. Rosen, in Proceedings of the 1995 West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, USC.

1990

‘Object Agreement in The Impersonal Se Passive Construction in European Portuguese,’ with E. Raposo, in Grammatical Relations, Dziwirek, Farrell, & Mejias-Bikandi (eds.), Chicago, pp. 387-400.

1988

‘Different Strategies for Eliminating Barriers,’ in Proceedings of the 18th North Eastern Linguistic Society Colloquium, UMass Publications.

1987

‘Barriers for Basque and Vice-versa,’ with I. Laka, in Proceedings of the 17th North Eastern Linguistic Society Colloquium, UMass Publications.

1987

‘Barriers for Basque Wh-movement,’ with I. Laka, in Proceedings of the 1986 Eastern States Conference on Linguistics, Ohio State University Press.

1986

‘Interpreting Indices,’ with P. Gorrell, in Proceedings of the 1986 Eastern States Conference on Linguistics Ohio State University Press.

 

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Encyclopaedia Contributions

 

Forthcoming

‘Underlying Structure and Surface Structure,’ ‘Agreement’ and ‘The Evolution of Syntax,’ in The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Language Sciences, P. Hogan (ed.), Cambridge University Press.

2003

‘Case’, in International Encyclopaedia of Linguistics, W. Frawley (ed.), Oxford University Press.

 

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Working Papers

 

2001

‘Dimensions of Natural Language,’ with P. Pietroski, in UMWPL 10.

2001

‘A Simulation Environment for Evolving Multiagent Communication,’ with J. Reggia, R. Schulz and G. Wilkinson, UM Computer Science report CS-TR-4182.

2000

‘A Note on Successive Cyclicity,’ with J.C. Castillo, in UMWPL 8.

1999

‘Reprojection Matters at LF,’ with N. Hornstein, in UMWPL 7.

1998

‘Towards an Account of Preferences,’ with R. Martin, Technical Report, Tsukuba University.

1998

‘A Note on Rigidity,’ in UMWPL 6.

1997

‘Some Reflections about Ontology from the Kayne/Szabolcsi syntax,’ in UMWPL 4.

1996

‘Warps,’ in UMWPL 3,  ZASPL 5, Berlin, and CT del Instituto Ortega y Gasset 6, Madrid.

1995

‘Integrals,’ with N. Hornstein and S. Rosen, in UMWPL 2.

1994

‘A Conjecture on The Form of Parameters,’ in Papers Presented to David Michaels, UConn.

1993

‘Specificity and the Name Constraint,’ in UMWPL 1.

1991

‘A Note on Developmental Syntax’, in Papers on The Acquisition of Wh- T.Maxfield & B. Plunkett (eds.), Umass.

1989

‘On the Status of The Binding Theory,’ in Sintaxi Teoria eta Euskera, P. Salaburu (ed.), University of the Basque Country.

1987

‘Cadenas Sintácticas,’ in Sintaxi Arazoak, P. Salaburu (ed.), University of the Basque Country.

1984

‘Some Poetic Structures,’ with R. Kaliman in Imprevue, Université de Montpelier.

 

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Talks (default: colloquia at linguistics departments; Invited Lectures: multiple different venues listed after specific titles)

 

2007

‘Clitics as Hinges,’ Harvard University.

2007

‘Escuchando a los Pinzones: Lo que nos pueden enseñar acerca del lenguaje humano’, Universidad de Oviedo.

2006

‘Why Knots?’ Graduate School, SUNY at Stonybrook.

2006

‘Cuestiones Lexico-semánticas del Castellano,’ mini-series at the University of Sevilla.

2006

La Gramática Universal para el Euskera y Vice-versa,’ lecture series at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria.

2006

Dynamic Islands’, University of Connecticut, SUNY at Stonybrook, Quebec at Montreal.

2005

‘Pleonasmo Ibérico,’ invited talk at the Semana de Lingüística, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City.

2005

‘Frases, Cadenas y otras Criaturas Formales,’ mini-series at the Semana de Lingüística, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City.

2005

‘Iteration and the Theory of Grammar,’ University of Amsterdam.

2004-05

‘On the Rapid Evolution of Syntax’, University of Vienna, Cambridge University, University of Venice.

2004

‘Complete and Partial Infl,’ Cambridge University, Konstanz University.

2004

‘La evolución del virus del lenguaje,’ Universidad Central de Barcelona, Grup de Biolingüística.

2004

‘The Ontogenesis of Syntax,’ mini-series at the Syntax Fest, Bloomington.

2003-05

‘Spell-out Consequences,’ MIT, SUNY Stonybrook, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, University of Rhodes.

2002

‘Modified Names,’ University of California at Irvine, Georgetown University.

2002

‘A Mind Plan?’ Potsdam University, Germany.

2001

‘Dynamic Syntax,’ mini-series at Potsdam University, Germany.

2001

‘Sintaxis Dinamica,’ mini-series in the University of the Basque Country, Spain.

2000

‘Sintaxis Minimalista,’ mini-series in the University of Vigo, Spain.

2000

‘Lectures on Derivations’, mini-series in Leipzig University, Germany.

1999

‘Lectures on Dynamic Syntax’ mini-series in Kanda, Portoalegre, LSA Summer Institute, Illinois.

1999

‘The Strong Minimalist Thesis,’ Osaka.

1999

‘Possession Extensions,’ Tsukuba University, University of the Basque Country.

1999-01

‘Reprojection Matters at LF,’ USC, CUNY, Kanda, Harvard, Arizona, Barcelona.

1997-98

‘Islands,’ Universidade Estadual Santa Catarina, Kioto University, University of the Basque Country.

1996-98

‘On Certain Similarities between Linguistics and Biology,’ DIPSCO Milan, ZAS Berlin, CSIC Madrid, Universidade Catolica Portoalegre, Universidade Estadual Santa Catarina, Universidad Nacional de Comahue, University Basque Country.

1997

‘Intentional AND Conceptual Components,’ Keio University, Japan.

1997

‘Dynamic Syntax,’ Connecticut, UPenn.

1996-97

‘Multiple Spell-out,’ Oxford, SOAS London, DIPSCO Milan, ZAS Berlin, Potsdam, Connecticut, CUNY, Delaware, Stuttgart, Yale, Sophia, Tokio.

1996

‘Contexts of Rigidity and Presentation,’ ZAS, Berlin.

1995

‘Linguistic Variation: Possible Origins and Consequences,’ The Graduate School, University of Connecticut.

1995

‘A Minimalist Dialogue,’ lecture series in the Facultade de Letras, University of Lisbon, and Philosophy Department, University of Maryland.

1993/94

‘Obviation Conditions in a Minimalist System’ Gronigen, UPenn, and UCLA.

1993

‘Towards An Intentional Theory of Reference,’ UConn.

1993

‘Three Related Puzzles for The Minimalist System,’ USC.

1993

‘Specificity and the Name Constraint,’ University of Rochester.

1992

‘Two Types of Small Clauses,’ CUNY Graduate Center.

1992

‘Aspects of Clitic Placement,’ Spanish Department, Hamburg University.

1991

‘A F(urther) Projection,’ Princeton University.

1991

‘Determiner Clitic Placement,’ University of Delaware.

1990

‘Psych Alignment, Word-Formation, and D-structure,’ University of Connecticut.

1989

‘Epistemic Dependents,’ Spanish Department, UMass.

1989

‘Determiners, Obviation and Opacity,’ UMass.

1989

‘Lenguaje del Conocimiento y Conocimiento del Lenguaje,’ Universidad de Deusto.

1988

‘Subordination vis-à-vis Coordination,’ Brandeis University.

1988

‘Government and Case Assignment,’ University of Maryland.

1988

‘On Nominative,’ Harvard University.

1988

‘Subject-oriented Anaphors in Romance,’ Cornell University.

1987

‘Deducing Phrase-structure Rules,’ University of Deusto.

1987

‘El Caso, la Subyacencia, y el Principio de las Categorías Vacías en el Vasco,’ mini-series at the Facultad de Filología, University of the Basque Country.

 

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Conference Presentations

 

2007

Why Knots, Finches and More: Extending our Data Base’ Biolinguistic Investigations on Language conference, University of Venice.

2007

‘Listening to Finches: What they can tell us about Human Language’, International

Linguistics Workshop, University of Tehran.

2007

‘Comments on the Formal Grammar Session’, with H. Lasnik, in Where, When and Why is Hierarchy Needed, UMD Mayfest.

2007

‘Subjunctive Dependents’ (with A. Gallego), in Colloquio de Gramática Generativa, Girona.

2007

‘Defective C’ (with A. Gallego), in Alternatives to Cartography, Brussels.

2007

‘(Multiple) Agree as Local (Binding and) Obviation,’ (with A. Gallego), in Going Romance, Amsterdam and LSRL, Pittsburgh.  

2006

‘Minimalism and Optimality: Why not Both?’ invited talk at WECOL, Fresno.

2006

‘Uninterpretable Features in Syntactic Evolution,’ Of Minds and Language: A Conversation with Noam Chomsky, San Sebastian, Spain.

2006

‘Sobre la Rápida Evolución de la Sintaxis,’ Aproximaciones a la Evolución de la Sintaxis, University of Sevilla.

2006

‘Resultados en Gramática Generativa,’ keynote speech to the Congreso de Lingüística

General, Barcelona.

2006

‘Adjunct Types,’ invited lecture to the Adjuncts Workshop, GLOW, Barcelona.

2006

‘On Sub-extraction from Phase-edges,’ (with A. Gallego), Edges in Syntax Conference, Cyprus College, Nicosia.

2006

‘Subextraction from Subjects,’ (with A. Gallego), WCCFL, University of Washington; LSRL,

Rutgers; and Coloquio de Gramática Generativa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

2005

‘Iberian Pleonasm,’ keynote speech at the Hispanic Linguistic Symposium, Penn State University.

2005

‘(Sub)extracción en español,’ (with A. Gallego), Simposio Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Lingüística, Universidad de León.

2005

Processing clitic pronouns in Galician topicalization constructions,’ (with L. Pablos and C. Phillips), Hispanic Linguistic Symposium, Penn State University.

2005

‘Active search for clitic pronouns in Galician long-distance dependencies, (with L. Pablos and C. Phillips), Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Ghent University.

2005 
‘Processing long-distance CLLD dependencies in Spanish and Galician: a comparative study’ (with L. Pablos and C. Phillips), Societas Linguistica Europaea, Valencia, Spain.

2005

‘On the Rapid Evolution of the Narrow Language Faculty’, keynote speech at the Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft, Cologne, Germany.

2005

‘Where do Adjuncts Live?’, invited talk at the Workshop on Dualism, University of Amsterdam.

2004

‘On the Western Iberian el’, invited talk at the Workshop on Expletives, Konstanz University.

2004

‘Spell-out Consequences,’ keynote speech at BIDE 2004, Deusto.

2004

‘Symmetry Breaking and Entropy in Grammar’, invited talk at IPSI Pescara 2004.

2003

‘Spell-out Consequences,’ invited talk at the II Conference on Asymmetry, UQAM.

2003

‘A Minimalist Parser for Ellipsis,’ with E. Murgia and A. Weinberg,16th Annual CUNY Conference of Sentence Processing.

2003

‘Romance Iteration and the Theory of Grammar,’ keynote speech at LSRL, Bloomington, Indiana.

2003

‘Categorial Dimensions and Sub-case Conditions in Syntactic Bootstrapping,’ BOOT-LA, Language Acquistion and Bootstrapping Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.

2001

‘Representational Complexity of Verb Meanings,’ with Silvia G. and D. Poeppel, 7th Annual Conference on Architecture and Mechanisms for Language Processing, University of Saabrücken.

2001

‘Representational Complexity of Word Meanings as an organizing principle of  the lexicon,’ with S. Gennari and D. Poeppel, 14th Annual CUNY Conference of Sentence Processing.

2001

‘Adjectival Clues,’ keynote speech at the Simposio de Lingüística Hispánica, University of Illinois.

2001

‘Pure Adjuncts,’ keynote speech at the Coloquio de Gramática Generativa, Zaragoza.

2000

‘Ten Comments on Raposo’s ‘Clitic Placement in European Portuguese,’ invited talk at NELS, Georgetown University.

2000

‘Futuro de la lingüística en este siglo,’ keynote speech to AEDEAN, Spain.

1999

‘Irreversible Language Change,’ invited talk at ESCOL, Connecticut, and the Associaçâo Portuguesa de Linguística (Faro, Portugal).

1999

‘On Doubling,’ invited talk at the Clitics Workshop, German Society of Linguistics, Konstanz University, Germany; and Clitics Workshop, LSA Summer Institute, Illinois.

1999

‘The Strong Minimalist Thesis,’ invited talk at CELSUL, PUCRS, Portoalegre.

1998

‘Economía Estructural: metodología lingüística o Hecho Estructural?,’ Keynote speech, Asociación Argentina de Lingüística, San Martin de los Andes.

1997

‘Some Reflections about Ontology from the Kayne/Szabolcsi syntax,’ keynote speech at LSRL, Irvine.

1997

‘Categorial Dimensions and the Bootstrapping Problem,’ Japanese Association of Linguistics.

1995

‘Formal and Substantive Elegance in The Minimalist Program,’ invited talk at the Workshop on Economy in Grammar, Arbeitsgruppe Strukturelle Grammatik, Max-Plank Institute.

1995

‘Integral Predications,’ with N. Hornstein and S. Rosen, WCCFL, USC.

1995

‘Parataxis,’ Georgetown Round Table on Language Teaching, invited talk at the Parasession on Grammatical Theory.

1994

‘Word Order and Wh-Movement: Towards a Parametric Account,’ with J. Ormazabal and M. Uribe-Etxebarria, GLOW, Vienna.

1993

‘Why do Clitics Move Where’ invited talk at Going Romance, Utrecht.

1993

‘Two Types of Small Clauses,’ GLOW, Lund.

1992

‘A Focus Position in Western Romance,’ GLOW, Lisbon.

1991

‘Comments on ‘Licensing Heads’,’ by H. Koopman; invited talk at the Conference On Verb Movement, Maryland.

1990

Comments on General Session, invited talk at the Language Acquisition Workshop, UMass.

1989

‘Subjacency and Head Movement,’ Workshop on Comparative Grammar, Princeton.

1988

Anaphoric Relations in Danish,’ with S. Vikner, presented at WCCFL, Irvine.

1988

‘Different Strategies for Eliminating Barriers,’ NELS, Toronto.

1987

‘Barriers for Basque and Vice-versa,’ with I. Laka, NELS, MIT.

1986

‘Barriers for Basque Wh-movement,’ with I. Laka, ESCOL, University of Pittsburgh.

1986

‘Government Functions and the Classical Arabic Verb Paradigm,’ GLOW, Girona.

1985

‘Interpreting Indices,’ with P. Gorrell, ESCOL, University of Buffalo.

 

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Summary of Outreach Activities

 

2007

“What can finches tell us about linguistic evolution?” Seed Magazine, New York.

2006

“Velia y el ‘Axioma’ del Cambio Lingüístico”, El Correo and El Diario Vasco, 11/23/2006

2006

Member of the G2 Think Tank, Basque Presidency

2005

Co-founder and Scientific Director of Hitz, an observatory for the scientific study of language promoted by the Basque Government. 

2003-present

Writer for the inter-disciplinary project )musica(aperta. [Productions: Re:New, Argentinean Embassy, December 2003; Shakespeare Theatre, October 2004, reviewed in United Press International, 9-29-04, The Washington Post, 10-6-04].

2003

‘The Evolution of Syntax’ Mini-course offered to K-12 (High school) teachers within the program Teachers as Scholars, University of Maryland.

2001

‘Perspectiva Milenaria,’ invited talk in the Centenary of the Symposium for the Standardization of Basque, Fundación Sabino Arana, Bilbao.

2001

Co-writer (with J. Díez) of La Comandita, Pre-Textos.

1998

‘The Responsibility of Linguists and The Basque Case,’ electronic contribution to Chomsky’s MIT Press 70th anniversary.

1996-97

Co-founder of Basque Center for Language Research (LEHIA), sponsored by the Basque Government.

1990

Organizer with Antoni Muntadas of Vision-Tele-Vision. A Decade of (Mis)information, conference on the politics of audio-visual communications, sponsored by the Aula de la Cultura de Getxo and the Basque Television.

1990

Invited speaker at the Union for Democratic Communications Conference, University of California at San Diego. Talk: ‘Cultural Politics and The Role of TV in the Basque Country.’

1990

Invited speaker at St. Mary’s Hall International Language House, UMCP. Talk: ‘Language and Reality’.

1989

Principal investigator for the TV documentary series The Open Door, produced by Eusko Telebista/Basque Television.

1988

Invited speaker at the Civility Week, University of Massachusetts. Talk: ‘A Linguist’s Perspective on Language Discrimination’.

1985

Writer and Director of Txalupa, documentary on the Basque radio in exile (1937/77), produced by Eusko Telebista/Basque Television.

1982-83

Coordinator of the film and theatre section of La Tertulia del Iruña, Radio Popular de Bilbao.

1983

Writer-colaborator for the daily news-paper Tribuna Vasca (Crónica de Tribunal), the weekly magazine Euzkadi (theatre critic), and the film journal Contracampo.

1982

Director and Co-writer (with J. Bas, T. Soria and J. Vázquez) of Los Casos de la

Ribera, Radio Nacional de España, Radio III.  

1979-81

Co-founder and director of Teatro Vital Espanto, theatre company at the University of Deusto (Productions included Memo, Tango, and an adaptation of Jeux de Massacre). 

1977

Member of the cast of Woyczeck, produced by the Major Company at the Caroussel Theatre, University of Tennessee.

 

Interviews

 

“Questions of Practice”, in FOSSIL Newsletter, India.

“On Language and Biology”, in The Biolinguistic Turn, University of Barcelona.

“Descubrindo os mecanismos da xenética da nosa linguaxe”, in El Correo Gallego, 12/31/05

“Dejar de matar sería una buena medida para conservar las lenguas”, in El Pais, 6/11/02 

“El Euskera lo ven más como una imposición las elites políticas que la gente de la calle”, in Deia, 6/25/2001

“El lenguaje nos hace iguales” El Correo 6/22/01

Profile in Forum, interview by David Barbero, Basque Television, 7/9/1997

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